March 28, 2020
San Mateo County Pride Center‘s Clinical Program Coordinator, Catherine Haueter, LMFT, was recently featured in an article by the San Mateo Daily Journal sharing the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and the challenges clients face with teletherapy services:
“I think there’s something to be said about the therapy room in itself being this kind of laboratory to experiment with feeling and saying different things when you’re not in your home,” said Cat Haueter, a marriage and family therapist and a clinical program coordinator at the San Mateo County Pride Center, the only such center serving LGBTQ clients in the county.
Teletherapy is especially valuable at a time when people need mental health resources most, she noted, but the same connection doesn’t always come through. “It’s like a sensory aspect has been cut off,” she said.